Kate Spies

By Kate Spies 12:00 am April 28, 2013
Questions upon questions: when a patient is diagnosed with cancer, before anything, is the wondering: “How will I be treated? Who will treat me? How will I make my appointments? What will happen to me?” And underneath this: the emotional grappling with the very disease itself.
By Kate Spies 12:00 am April 15, 2013
Questions upon questions: when a patient is diagnosed with cancer, before anything, is the wondering: "How will I be treated? Who will treat me? How will I make my appointments? What will happen to me?" And underneath this: the emotional grappling with the very disease itself.
By Kate Spies 10:58 am February 19, 2013
When asked what a powerful health information exchange (HIE) is built upon, one might immediately think of computer accounts, files upon files of paper medical reports converted into megabytes, laptop, screens and data synapses sparking the air between them.
By Kate Spies 02:34 pm February 18, 2013
It was a task that extended beyond hammers and nails. After the blow of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the greater New Orleans area was faced with the challenge of rebuilding its internal public health structure - beyond the material repair of roofs and floors, waiting rooms and patient rooms.
By Kate Spies 09:22 am September 14, 2012
Think Seabiscuit or Secretariat for Florida’s healthcare IT coordination. The recent agreement between key Sarasota providers to join HIE Networks’ Florida Health Data Network (FHDN) “will provide real utility out of the gate” for public and private providers, said Allen Byington, CEO of HIE Networks.
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By Kate Spies 07:36 am August 16, 2012
In an increasingly thorny matter, President Obama and GOP contender Mitt Romney are targeting women voters with a barrage of health issues, from free market economics to religious liberty.
By Kate Spies 12:00 pm August 03, 2012
Down with the need for lengthy commutes, transportation costs, and too much time waiting – the barriers that often decrease the quality of rural health are officially dissolving for the nation’s veterans.
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By Kate Spies 08:33 am August 02, 2012
The Western New York HIE's executive director discusses the pact HealtheLink signed with the VA this week to exchange clinical information among providers, the ways each sides will benefit, and challenges ahead.
By Kate Spies 10:01 am July 26, 2012
Think Seabiscuit or Secretariat for Florida's healthcare IT coordination. The recent agreement between key Sarasota providers to join HIE Networks' Florida Health Data Network (FHDN) "will provide real utility out of the gate" for public and private providers, said Allen Byington, CEO of HIE Networks.
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By Kate Spies 08:05 am July 26, 2012
Further solidifying a bridge between public and private health, Sarasota County Medical Society becomes latest to join the Florida Health Data Network health information exchange.

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